Packaging & Assembly

Dawn's Fresh Foods - Potato Salads, Pasta Salads, Coleslaw, Desserts



Beyond creating their own quality recipes, Dawn’s offers both turnkey and tolling for contract packaging and assembly. They provide all or partial components, or use customer supplied materials based on each customer’s needs and requirements. Dawn’s will develop, formulate, blend, and fill, at their SQF 8.1 state of the art manufacturing plant located in Portage, WI.

Whether your company is cornering a niche marketplace or a Fortune 500 food company of major consumer brands, Dawn’s Foods delivers the food manufacturing and food processing solutions you need. They take pride in the range of services they offer, giving their customers a vast array of food specialty needs.



From the moment a customer enters their plant or sits down to discuss their food packaging and production needs, they know why Dawn’s Foods excels in providing turnkey solutions. The experience of their employees, and their responsiveness in providing timely contract food manufacturing solutions and custom food co-packing services, ensures their customers’ success.

As partners, Dawn’s works together with you towards continuous improvement, working to ensure your highest level of satisfaction for your continued success. With flexible production minimums dependent on the type of packaging and machinery required, Dawn’s goal is your success. Above all quality is always number one here at Dawn’s.

Dawn's Fresh Foods - Potato Salads, Pasta Salads, Coleslaw, Desserts

Something Special from Wisconsin



Dawn’s has state of the art equipment to meet the needs of your company. This includes:

  • Pasta, rice and grain cooking/cooling machinery
  • Retort cooking capabilities
  • Rigid container packing lines
  • Vertical form fill machine with a 14 bucket Ishida scaling system
  • Kit assembly lines

This equipment can cook rice, grains, pasta, beans, legums, and potatoes, as well as assemble meal kits, salad kits, sandwich kits, meal bowls and dip platters.


Packaging Options

Dawn’s services a variety of businesses looking for packaging solutions. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Food service distributors
  • Grocery wholesale distributors
  • Airlines
  • Military
  • Manufacturers
  • Club Stores
  • Convenience stores

Our packaging options for these organizations includes:

  • Vertical Form Fill Pouch
  • Ideal for IQF small portions
  • Easy tear film available
  • Pouch sizes from 2oz – 5lbs
  • Rigid Containers from 8oz to 30lb

Dawn's Fresh Foods - Potato Salads, Pasta Salads, Coleslaw, Desserts

Dawn's Fresh Foods - Potato Salads, Pasta Salads, Coleslaw, Desserts



Dawn’s Fresh Foods is proud to have an on-staff Director of Culinary Innovation with 28 years of experience in the food industry.  Chef assists Dawn’s customers with custom food development to meet their needs, while ensuring the proper internal processes are developed, followed and verified.

Dawn’s Fresh Foods is inspected by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense and the FDA, USDA, and SQF. Internally, Dawn’s Quality Assurance team of food safety professionals ensures that quality is a priority every day. This staff includes three SQF Practitioners and three PCQI's on staff.

 Product specifications are verified and documented during the batching, blending, packaging, storage and shipment processes. These programs and procedures are further detailed in our SSOPs, Machine Setup Instructions, Laboratory Analysis Sheets and Product Check Sheets, available per request. Dawn's Fresh Foods is SQF 8.1 and HACCP Certified.